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The South Wales Argus
Headline from The South Wales Argus during the week of 2007-07-29
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner Newsquest
Publisher Newsquest Media (Southern) Ltd.
Editor Gerry Keighley
Founded 1892[1]
Headquarters Cardiff Road, Maesglas, Newport NP20 3QN
Circulation 30,000
Official website South Wales Argus

The South Wales Argus is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Newport, Wales. The Argus is distributed in Newport and Monmouthshire and some of the surrounding districts.[2]

The paper was originally founded as the South Wales Argus and Monmouthshire Daily Leader on 30 May 1892. On 15 May 1896 the Monmouthshire Daily Leader part was dropped and latterly the definite article has also been dropped.[3] An early description of the paper reads, "The South Wales Argus, the only evening paper printed and published in Newport and Monmouthshire was established in 1892, and the South Wales Weekly Argus and Star of Gwent the only weekly paper printed and published in Newport, was established in 1829. A leading object in the management has been to keep the legitimate claims of Newport and the County to the front, the proprietary including gentlemen, largely interested in the industrial, shipping, mining and commercial life of Newport, the neighbouring counties, and of South Wales generally".[4]

The Argus has a circulation of around 30,000 and is owned by Newsquest, a subsidiary of Gannett.[5][6][7][8]

From its first publication until 7 March 2008 the paper was an evening paper printed in Newport. From 10 March 2008 the paper is now a morning paper printed in Oxford or Worcester.


  1. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg615 ISBN 9780708319536
  2. ^ [ British Newspapers Online - South Wales Argus]
  3. ^ Berry, D. (2008). "The South Wales Argus and Cultural Representations of Gwent". Journalism Studies 9: 105–126. doi:10.1080/14616700701768170.   edit
  4. ^ Yesterday's Newport, Terry Underwood
  5. ^ The South Wales Argus, retrieved 2007-08-04
  6. ^ Newsquest contacts, retrieved 2007-08-04
  7. ^ The South Wales Argus subscription page, retrieved 2007-08-04
  8. ^ About the Argus, retrieved 2007-08-04


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